Good afternoon. I've gotten word that there was a shooting on Diversey near Koz Park last night (must've been after midnight). This was said over the police radio as information for a "Shots fired" call that came out around 12:26pm this afternoon at 3854 W Diversey. That job was coded out 19Paul because police talked to several people who said they saw or heard nothing. There was only one call on the job and it was an anoymous caller.
About 10 minutes ago, police were also saying something about a disturbance at Koz Park. While I don't have the radio with me right now, I will be asking my mom every few minutes if there's anything happening around here. If there's another shooting today, I'll start mointoring all day.
Does anybody have anything about last night's alleged shooting? Please email me if you do.
2:22pm - Multiple units are flying down the 2800 block of N Ridgeway. I find out it's a robbery. It's coded out, however, because there is no call back and nobody's flagging the 5-0 (police) down.
2:23pm - Gang disturbance. Springifeld and Belden. Gangbangers loitering.
Update at 3:39pm - The shooting that the police said that happened did in fact happen. It occurred at around 5:45 this morning on the 2700 block of N Harding. A male was wounded during the shooting as well. He was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center. He was wounded in the shoulder but was in good condition and excepted to recover. There is no information surrounding the circumstances of the shooting. http://www.suntimes.com/news/24-7/1490034,w-logan-square-park-shooting-032209.article.
What a bunch of bulls--t this is. A shooting at 5:45am in the morning?! What has this neighborhood come to?? This is really f-ing bull! And it sounds like the person shot is an innocent bystander!
Like I've said before, we need more patrols in the area of Koz Park. And not just sitting in your squad cars, officers. FOOT patrols, please. Instead of patroling Milwaukee, patrol Koz Park. I never see any police officers or even a squad car at the park when I go by there. If the POD cameras actually really worked, I'd be asking for one at Schubert/Avers, Schubert/Springfield, Schubert/Harding, Diversey/Harding and Diversey/Springfield. Maybe there should be one at Diversey and Pulaski as well.
I feel like emailing the Commander to tell him to put more foot patrols in the area and increased police patrol in general, but I don't know if I'll get any real results. I'm going to give it a try, though.